Newsweek

Newsweek is a weekly news magazine covering current events and politics in America. Newsweek magazine is published by Newsweek, Inc. and is headquartered in New York, N.Y. It has been published since 1933 and is currently owned by Sidney Harman. Newsweek covers national news and is the second largest weekly news magazine in the United States, behind Time Magazine. Newsweek was founded in 1933 as News-Week by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former foreign Time magazine editor. At that time, the magazine cost 10 cents a copy and $4 per year. The name changed to Newsweek in 1937 and it merged with Raymond Moley's weekly magazine, Today. Moley was a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Brain Trust" and to distinguish itself from its competition, Time, which had a similar format, Newsweek carved a reputation for itself as being more liberal and serious in tone. It was the first to assign writer by-lines for its editorial columns. The Washington Post Company bought the magazine in 1961 and its liberal publisher, Katharine Graham, continued to set the publication apart from its two main competitors (Time and U.S. News & World Report). Starting in 2008, the company went through massive restructuring and suffered a reported 50 percent in subscriber rate loss in one year and $28 million in revenue in 2009. The magazine was sold to stereo pioneer Sidney Harman, who is husband to California Congresswoman Jane Harman, in August 2010. Newsweek's editor Jon Meacham's resignation from the magazine coincided with the sale. 52 percent of the readership are men and 47 percent are women. The average age of readers is 52 and 88 percent have either attended or graduated from college. The average personal income of its readers is $99,792.In the 1950s, Newsweek became a leader in in-depth reporting of racial diversity and in the 1960s, under then-editor Osborn Elliott, it became a voice for advocacy journalism, where subjective political positions are countebalanced with facts. In August 1976, Newsweek reported that federal investigators had enough evidence to prove that former Teamsters Union boss James Hoffa was strangled to death July 30, 1974, the day he disappeared outside a suburban Detroit restaurant. The article further reported that the murder was planned and executed outside Michigan. In 1998, Newsweek killed a story about White House intern Monica Lewinsky's sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton. The story broke on news aggregate website, the Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek's reporter, Michael Isikoff, had gathered enough evidence from sources to publish the story and name Lewinsky, when at the last minute the magazine decided to pull it. Newsweek eventually published the story after the Drudge Report made it public. The magazine is reknowned for its investigative war reporting, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Daniel Klaidman is the Managing Editor.

Articles from November 15

All in the Family; on the Road: There Were Strains and Stumbles in the Kerry Camp, and the President's Daughters Took the Stage at the Convention in New York
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. Looking back, as Kerry staggered in late summer and early fall,...
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A President Who Listens; the Most Constructive Response to the Divisions Exposed by This Race Is to Remember the Old Saw about Each of Us Having Two Ears and One Mouth
Byline: Anna Quindlen Red state, blue state, old state, new state. I vote in the indigo city, a place so politically monolithic that people in line at its polling places are quick to note that they don't have a clue about the outcome. "We don't...
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A Sweet Victory ... and a Tough Loss; They Liked His War on Terror, and His Moral Stance. How Bush Topped His Father, Defeating Kerry on the Strength of His Strength
Byline: Howard Fineman (With Tamara Lipper with Bush, Richard Wolffe with Kerry, Susannah Meadows in Columbus and Rebecca Sinderbrand in Washington Graphics by Andrew Romano, Karl Gude, Kevin Hand, Stanford Kay, Josh Keay, John David Sparks, Josh Ulick...
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Bush Could Bring Us Together; If Bush Wants to Secure His Legacy and Defy Expectations, He'll Move Quickly to the Center and Stay There. I'm Not Holding My Breath
Byline: Jonathan Alter On the day after the bitter 1968 presidential election, Richard Nixon held a press conference. After edging Hubert Humphrey by less than 1 percentage point, Nixon wanted to strike the right tone. So he recalled a hand-lettered...
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Down to the Wire; the Endgame: In the Last Weeks, Rove Felt 'Emotional Stress' about Getting out the Vote for Bush. and Where Was the 'Comeback Kerry' of Campaign Legend?
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. Karl Rove cultivated an air of mystery, rarely appearing on...
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Face to Face; the Debates: Kerry Was Finally Back in the Game after His Skillful Performance
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. The BC04 high command, Karl Rove and Karen Hughes and their...
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Firmly in Control; Holding the Line: The Republicans Kept Their Lead in the Congress. but That Doesn't Mean Bush Will Have an Easy Time of It
Byline: Debra Rosenberg, David Noonan and Sam Seibert (With Ace Atkins in Jackson, Miss., Holly Bailey in New York, Karen Breslau in Colorado, Arian Campo-Flores in Miami, Anne Belli Gesalman in Oklahoma City and Andrea Cooper in Charlotte, N.C.) ...
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Fits and Starts; the Democrats: John Kerry Thought the Nomination Was His but Didn't Count on Howard Dean. He Made a Hard Charge for the Finish Line as Dean's Campaign Imploded
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. John Kerry didn't want to get on his own campaign bus. It was...
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How Bush Did It; Exclusive: A Team of NEWSWEEK Reporters Unveils the Untold Fears, Secret Battles and Private Emotions Behind a Historic Election
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. In the winter of 2003-04, Jenna Bush, one of president Bush's...
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Inner Circle; the President: Bush's Team Was Upbeat. but Not Everyone Was Sure about the Race
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. Karl Rove called the group "the Breakfast Club." They met at...
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Teaming Up; Trail Mix: The Bush Campaign Tried to Stay a Step Ahead of the Bad News-And Kerry Groped for a Bold Stroke
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. In late April, Bush's top campaign operatives were feeling...
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The Editor's Desk
Byline: Mark Whitaker After a year on the road reporting the behind-the-scenes story of the presidential race, the correspondents for what we at NEWSWEEK call "The Project" all have indelible memories. Kevin Peraino remembers interviewing Laura...
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The Vets Attack; New Battles: Underestimating the Swift Boat Ads, the Kerry Team Suffered from Their Slow Response. Then Bill Clinton's Former Aides Arrived and Staged a Silent Coup
***** CORRECTION: In "The Vets Attack," we said that in their ads criticizing John Kerry the Swift Boat vets used a voice-over for Kerry's 1971 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In fact, for these ads the vets used an audiotape...
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Trench Warfare; 'The Interregnum': After the Primaries, Kerry Was Cranky and His Campaign Began to Drift. the Bush War Room Wanted to 'Define' Him, and Knew How to Get under His Skin
Byline: This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas. John Kerry was really ill. In November he had picked up a cold,...
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Wanted: Better Donkeys; OK, So Maybe a Left-Leaning Massachusetts Senator Wasn't the Right Pick after All. Let the Soul-Searching over '08 Begin
Byline: Howard Fineman and Weston Kosova Get ready for the real fight. Yes, the campaign was bitter and nasty, but with George W. Bush returning to the White House for a second term, another epic battle is already underway--inside the Democratic...
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Winning the 'Values' Vote; It Was on 11 Ballots, and Won on All of Them. How the Anti-Gay-Marriage Initiatives Shaped the Presidential Contest
Byline: Debra Rosenberg And Karen Breslau For weeks, gay-rights activists had been bracing for the worst. Pre-election polls told them that contentious anti-gay-marriage initiatives, on the ballot in 11 states, would likely pass in all but Oregon....
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Writing Prose for a New Term; the Second Bush Term Will Be Less Aggressive, Less Unilateral, Less Militant and Less Arrogant. but This Will Not Be Due to a Change of Heart
Byline: Fareed Zakaria (Write the author at comments@fareedzakaria.com.) The key to President Bush's victory might lie in a simple historical fact. No American president has lost an election in the midst of a war. Two of them, Truman and Johnson,...
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